June 2014


July 2014

In the summer of 2014 we traveled to Singapore for a second, longer visit in order to find out whether Singapore could indeed become our next place to live and work for a number of years. We researched various neighbourhoods and discovered 'the other side' of Singapore which made us convinced that yes, we could indeed live here for a number of years!

We've spent 10 days in Singapore to find out whether this could/would be our next place to live for a while.
We've spent 10 days in Singapore to find out whether this could/would be our next place to live for a while.
Clarke Quay, close to our hotel
Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay
Singapore is a very safe place indeed. Bicycle theft is not very common, apparently...
Joo Chiat on the East Coast is a typical Paranakan neighborhood with many old shophouses still in tact
Coffee in a vegan place
Joo Chiat
Hawker center near Eunos MRT station
Chinese dishes for lunch in another hawker center, near our hotel
Relaxing afternoon at the hotel pool
Bats in town!
Typical Singapore sight
Dinner with Chinese hot pot at Clarke Quay
Breakfast place in Holland Village
Nice trees here in Tiong Bahru neighborhood
Breakfast Chinese style near our hotel
Beautiful shophouse front door
Evening view from a taxi
Wet market in Chinatown
City contrasts
Modern HDB Flats and derelict shophouse
I am, therefore I feel at home here!
How would you like your eggs?
Yup, the coffee tastes like socks as well...
Today, Edo visits two design agencies in the Central district. They are on the second floor of this shared office building: Bonsey Design and Bonsey Jaden, it's online sister
Inside, your typical design agency look and feel
In the Singapore Art Museum. This eery creature was made from peeled off skin...
Singapore Art Museum
Painted books
Dinner Belgian style in Clarke Quay. The beer was better than the food...
The bike has been found again apparently!
Food Fest in the basement of Takashimaya department store
Double selfie for the home crowd
Lunch time again, this time in the recently reopened Lau Pa Sat hawker center
Edo jumped out of bed at 3.30 am to watch the Netherlands - Costa Rica match with about 300 Dutch expats on a square in Robertson Quay. Crazy!
MRT underpass at Marina Bay Sands
The Marina Bay Sands
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
Amazingly exuberant plants and flowers
The Super Trees in the background
Great views over the Gardens, the Bayfront and the Marina Bay Sands
Dazzling display of dynamic infographics, where to look first?
Beautiful but daunting at the same time...
Back at Lau Pa Sat, this time in line for a Laksa.
Empty dishes tell the story here
Wonderfully restored roof
Enjoying the atmosphere
Lau Pa Sat from the outside, right in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD)
We've taken the ferry across the Strait to Batam, one of the Indonesian islands close to Singapore. 4 peaceful days in a nice seaside resort
Nice nasi lunches here!
Tura Beach Resort
Our room
Lazy afternoons by the pool
Tura Beach Resort
Morning stroll
Garden detail
Wifi time in the reception area
Last Nasi dish before leaving
Making local friends
The room was nice, bed was good, airco necessary, wifi lousy, mosquitos very annoying. Edo got about 50 stings, Vie over 80...
6 hours to spend before the flight home leaves, so back into Singapore for a spot of Taiwanese dim sum!
This crazy 2002 building oozes Batman and Gotham City from every brick and pillar...
Very inviting, not
The lobby is a fancy wine bar
Haji Lane, just before a thunder storm
Haji Lane
Masjid Sultan in Kampong Glam
Live music preparations in Artistry, Marcel's café and art gallery on Victoria Street.
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by @just-edo in Spain